A total knee arthroplasty, also known as knee replacement, may be a viable treatment option for adults with severe joint pain that does not respond to conservative treatments. If you live in St. Petersburg, Florida, and would like to consult with a reputable orthopedic surgeon about your treatment options, turn to Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group – a division of Florida Medical Clinic and one of the longest-operating orthopedic practices in the St. Petersburg area. Dr. Daniel Murphy, our board-certified orthopedic surgeon, has years of experience performing knee arthroplasties and helping patients return to the activities they enjoy.
In short, a total knee arthroplasty involves removing worn or injured components of the knee joint and replacing them with implants, also known as prostheses, to restore normal function. It is the most common type of joint replacement procedure and is associated with high success rates. There are several conditions that may lead to the need for knee replacement, including:
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Avascular necrosis
- A knee deformity, such as knock knees or bowed legs
Dr. Murphy utilizes advanced techniques when performing knee replacement surgery to achieve optimal results and allow for a more comfortable recovery period. For example, he uses the leading-edge Stryker® Triathlon implant system, which features a single radius design and X3 Advanced Bearing® technology to maximize mobility and implant longevity.
Contact Tampa Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Group today to learn more about our progressive approach to total knee arthroplasty. Dr. Murphy will be happy to evaluate your condition, suggest possible treatments, and help you make a confident decision about your joint health. Our center is located a short drive from St. Petersburg, FL.